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    Letters to the Editor: December 17, 2014

    Problems with Roosevelt Boulevard


    Pedestrian fatally struck on Cottman Avenue

    A 69-year-old Somerton man was struck by an auto at 6 p.m. Monday as he crossed Cottman Avenue and later died at Aria Health’s Torresdale campus, police said.


    Burglars target Northeast storage facilities

    Before you secure your valuable possessions in a storage facility, police want you to know that not all storage facilities are as secure as you might expect. In fact, burglars have been targeting storage units in the Northeast with increasing frequency, according to Northeast Detectives. 


    The test of time

    It’s been six years since construction started on The Arbors at Eagle Pointe. More than half the homes still have not been sold, but the future looks brighter.

    The signs on the sales office walls at The Arbors at Eagle Pointe say Westrum Development Company, but John Westrum is marketing something more vital than homes. He’s really selling consumer confidence — which he has to do, considering he’s sitting on the largest and most unsold residential construction project in the Northeast and perhaps the city.


    Local historian to be inducted into the Hall of Fame

    Born Patricia Worthington in 1928 into a family whose roots in Northeast Philadelphia go back more than 300 years, Pat Worthington Stopper has been collecting, preserving and sharing local history for decades.


    Two children hit by truck, critically injured

    Two Northeast Philadelphia children were critically injured when a pickup truck struck them as they walked home from school on Sept. 10.


    Marking history

    This Saturday at 11 a.m., a state historical marker will be unveiled honoring a modest but very important Northeast Philadelphia building and the man primarily responsible for having it built.


    Man steals Wawa charity donations

    A Wawa patron helped himself to a charity box on May 13, now detectives are trying to find the thief and about $100 in stolen donations that were meant to benefit children.


    NE Hall of Fame announces new inductees

    The Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame last week announced its 2014 inductees. The newest inductees will be Stephen Decatur, Virginia Knauer, Pat Worthington Stopper, Chris Matthews and the Jewish Community Center Klein Branch. The announcement was made during a May 8 news conference at Holy Family University by Sister Francesca Onley, president of Holy Family, and City Councilman Dennis O’Brien.